Tony Khan is very proud that he gives fans wrestling.
Khan is often tweeting out his thanks to wrestling fans for supporting AEW and making Dynamite and Rampage two of the top shows on cable for their respective nights.
AEW is set to hold its final show of the year on Wednesday as they tape Dynamite and Rampage from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, which was the home of the promotion during the pandemic.
Appearing on 1010XL in Jacksonville, Khan was asked what makes AEW different than WWE and why fans have gravitated towards the promotion.
"I don't have 27 Hollywood writers sitting around, writing sketch comedy for the show. We do great wrestling matches. The wrestling that a lot of people in Jacksonville and the south east grew up on. That's the wrestling I grew up on and I love it. For me, it starts at the top and because I am a big wrestling fan, I try to put on matches that the fans want to see. I try not to screw over the fans. Idont advertise matches that aren't going to happen, we don't false advertise stuff. We try to give matches that the fans want to see. We try not to do the same matches every week, rematch, rematch, rematch, I know some of you are familiar with that where wrestling companies go around with the same guys and girls wrestling every night. It's not like that here. We have fresh matches and fresh stories. We try to make it about the wrestling and not the sideshow. I think that's what a lot of fans have gravitated towards. I grew up a big wrestling fan and it's giving me a sense of how to present it to the fans where you know every week you get great matches, kick ass stuff, good surprises, and it's one of the reasons fans have gravitated towards AEW," he said.
Wednesday's AEW New Year's Smash is set to be headlined by Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, & Bobby Fish taking on Chuckie T, Trent, & Orange Cassidy.
You can view the current lineup for AEW New Year's Smash by clicking here. Fightful will have live coverage of the show beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
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